April 2016 Articles

SHERIFF GORE, FBI TARGET “SOVEREIGN CITIZENS” OVER SCAMMING PUBLIC AND VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT



 

East County News Service

Image:  FBI

April 13, 2016 (San Diego) — Sovereign citizens, a shadowy group of anti-government, anti-tax conspiracy theorists linked to violent attacks on law enforcement officers across the nation, have drawn the attention of Sheriff Bill Gore and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

SUV DRIVER KILLED AFTER HITTING TRUCK IN SANTEE

 

East County News Service

April 13, 2016 (Santee) - An SUV driver who reportedly ran a red light after exiting State Route 52 near Mission Trails Regional Park in Santee struck a big rick truck at high speed early Wednesday morning, Patch.com reports.  The dark blue SUV became wedged under the big rick, trapping the driver inside.

KNOCKAROUND RELEASES "AFTER THE STORM" SUNGLASSES DESIGNED BY EL CAJON FIFTH GRADER

 

100% of proceeds from the sale of the sunglasses to benefit local elementary art education 

April 13, 2016 (El Cajon) — Knockaround Sunglasses is pleased to announce the release of this year’s student-designed Class Acts sunglasses.  The sunglasses, titled “After the Storm,” were designed by a 5th grader named Jayden Crenshaw from Madison Elementary in El Cajon, California. 

MINIATURE SPACECRAFT TO SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE: BACKED BY FACEBOOK CEO AND FAMOUS PHYSICIST

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Breakthrough Prize Foundation, via Livestream

April 13, 2016 (San Diego) – Is there life in a galaxy far, far away?  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and famous physicist Stephen Hawking believe it’s possible. 

HUNTER CAMPAIGN FINANCES IGNITE CONTROVERSIES

 

East County News Service

"The real question — how could he have acknowledged the errors in his campaign disclosures, but not immediately rectified them by paying back the money, thus in essence going several months without addressing violations of the law?" -- Eric Anderson, San Diego Republican Central Committee member

“This adolescent behavior is unbecoming for a member of the House of Representatives,” – Patrick Malloy, Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional seat

April 12, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) is investigating a series of campaign expenditures claimed by Republican Congressman Duncan D. Hunter that appear to violate federal campaign laws.

AT&T SEEKS TO ELIMINATE LAND LINE PHONES IN CALIFORNIA

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 12, 2016 (Sacramento) – Tomorrow, April 13th at 1 p.m.,  the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce will hear AB 2395, a measure that aims to eliminate hard-wired land line phones in California communities where cabled fiber optic connections are not available or are too expensive to install, such as rural, mountain and desert regions.  Customers would have no choice but to switch to wireless cell phone service, if the measure being pushed by AT&T is enacted.

In emergencies, 911 callers’ locations cannot easily be verified, unlike calls from land line which can be pinpointed instantly. In case of fire, medical emergency, or a serious crime in progress, prompt 911 responses are critical.  Moreover, during power outages, cell phones run out once batteries are dead and there is no way to recharge batteries in an outage, whereas old-fashioned land lines (though not cable phones) continue to work even when the electricity is off.

"In addition, some of us living near the U.S./Mexico border do not have cell service due to rugged terrain and agreements with Mexico not to have cell towers too close to the border,” says Donna Tisdale, chair of the Boulevard Community Planning Group.  So eliminating land lines would leave border residents in the most remote areas of  San Diego County with no phone service at all.

LISC AWARDS $300,000 TO OPEN NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-WAGE WORKERS IN SAN DIEGO

New “Bridges to Career Opportunities" addresses crippling education gaps

April 12, 2016 Two local nonprofits have been awarded $300,000 to implement workforce readiness projects to help close the skills gap that traps millions of people in poverty, even in a growing economy.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

April 12, 2016 (San Diego's East County)-- East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

WORLD

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP

 

April 12, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:

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STATE

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HEATED TESTIMONY AT JAMUL HEARING ON GUHSD REDISTRICTING

 

By Janis Russell

Photo by Leon Thompson: ECM editor Miriam Raftery debunks slander by trustee Jim Kelly, far right

April 12, 2016 (Jamul) - At a hearing April 5 in Jamul held by the County Office of Education’s committee on school district reorganization, some speakers were in favor and some were against redistricting proposed by the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD).  The plan approved 4-1 by the GUHSD would break the district into 5 trustee districts for future elections.

WEST HILLS SCHOOL DRAMAKIDS PRESENT THE DROWSY CHAPERONE APRIL 8-9 AND 15-16

 

By Kathy Carpenter

Associate/Youth Reviewer www.sdtheatrerevi

April 12, 2016 (Santee) - The West Hill Dramakids offered a fresh take on THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, with a woman in the chair, as the storyteller instead of a man. Thank you Carrin Edwards, director, for this innovative move. Rose Hawaree took on the role of (Wo) Man in the chair. She did an incredible job--so fun and enthusiastic to watch. The characters are engaging, funny, and quite entertaining.

PADRES DECLARE INDEPENDENCE IN PHILADELPHIA IN FIRST GAME OF THE SERIES; WIN 4-3

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter


April 11, 2016 (Philadelphia) - Andrew Cashner took the mound for the Padres to a crowd of 45,229 on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in the first of a four-game series in the City of Brotherly Love.  Aaron Nola opposed him for the Phillies.

AVALANCHE OF ROCKIES’ SOLO HOMERS PREVENTS PADRES SWEEP

 

 

By Liz Alper


Photo courtesy @Rockies on Twitter

April 10, 2016 (Denver) - It was a beautiful sunny Sunday in the Mile High City and Coloradans and San Diegans watching at home were treated to a nice, leisurely game of baseball.  Even though the Padres lost, the series finale between the Padres and Rockies was a lot more calm than the last two games of the series.  My typing hands are grateful.

JAMUL CASINO AGREEMENT ON AGENDA FOR SUPERVISORS WEDNESDAY

 

East County News Service

April 10, 2016 (Jamul) – County Supervisors on Wednesday will consider a staff recommendation to approve an agreement between the County and the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) regarding impacts of the tribe’s casino construction and operation. The agreement, if approved, would also find the proposed action to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

SUPERVISOR JACOB CITES "PUBLIC DISTRUST", CALLS FOR PUBLIC VOTE ON GUHSD REDISTRICTING

 

Public encouraged to send letters to state and county decision makers

East County News Service

April 10, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Supervisor Dianne Jacob has sent a letter to the County Board of Education President Gregg Robinson PhD urging support for a public vote to determine the outcome of the Grossmont Union High School District’s proposal for “by trustee” area elections. The GUHSD board majority is seeking a waiver from a state requirement that would ordinarily require a public vote on any redistricting proposal. 

But Jacob writes, “The importance of representing the people through elections is paramount to the political process. Normally, election `by trustee’ is a fair way to ensure that constituents are being properly and proportionally represented. GUHSD’s proposal to move to a `by-trustee’ area election method is not something that is generally considered unusual, however, recent actions and decisions by GUHSD’s Board of Directors has created a sense of public distrust.”

LA MESA CHAMBER’S SPRING FLING BUSINESS EXPO APRIL 28

 

East County News Service

April 10, 2016 (La Mesa) – On Thursday, April 28, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is ready and set to entertain you on a special La Mesa evening. You will meet 46 businesses who have display tables that showcase their goods and services and are offering lots of free door prizes to lucky winners. Other local businesses will also be in attendance to mix and mingle with guests and attendees.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

April 9, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting-edge news that could impact your health and our future.

HEALTH

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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READER’S EDITORIAL: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

 

By Dan Jauregui, aka “Boltman”

On April 4th, selected Chargers fans met with Dean Spanos and other Chargers representatives for an hour and a half to discuss a ballot initiative to fund building a stadium.  Dan Jauregui, better known as “Boltman”, was among the invited guests. Here are his observations.

April 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- The start of the meeting entailed in-depth information regarding the Goldman Sachs finance plan. We fans received a better understanding in layman’s terms of all the players and entities involved.

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